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Need to borrow an Expo OHC

Well I spent all day installing and wiring mine up only to find that it doesn't power up. I'm pissed. Does anyone have a WORKING ohc that I can use to diagnose my problem? Before I inspect my connections I want to determine if the OHC I got off of ebay is fried to begin with.
My only requirement is that you send me a known working OHC so I can begin my process of elimination....
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just bench test it with a battery. power and ground and the screen should light up thats what i did.
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Power wire to pos. battery terminal
Ground wire to neg. battery terminal

That will let you know if it works or not
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^^^thats kinda what i said
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I just saw you said bench so I was saying along the lines of using the truck battery
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oh i see...
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ok thanks man.

does it matter which terminal i touch the wire to first? Im an electrical newb.

And have you ever had problems with tap connectors not breaking through the wire's insulation? I'm kinda wondering if this happened too.
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thats why i didnt use tap connectors..i used butt connectors haha crimped them on called it a day
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to the o.p. i just got one in yesterday and im in fresno also let me know if you want to test it out. ill be available tomorrow before 3 if you want to check it out
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ok thanks man.

does it matter which terminal i touch the wire to first? Im an electrical newb.

And have you ever had problems with tap connectors not breaking through the wire's insulation? I'm kinda wondering if this happened too.
Yellow/Gray (YE/GY) - connect to the pos. terminal
Black wire connect to the neg. terminal

Some times tap connectors wont cut through usually if your using thicker wire what gauge wire did u use for your end of the wiring?
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i used tap connetors on all of mine and it works great
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Yellow/Gray (YE/GY)
Some times tap connectors wont cut through usually if your using thicker wire what gauge wire did u use for your end of the wiring?
18. I made sure to get tap connectors meant for 18ga wire. Ill check it out if I find out my ohc isn't dead.
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Wouldn't checking you wires be first before the console its self. At least that's how i would handle it.
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